polyunsaturated

adjective

poly·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˌpä-lē-ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce polyunsaturated (audio)
of an oil or fatty acid
: having many double or triple bonds in a molecule compare monounsaturated

Examples of polyunsaturated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent decades, Sharma and other researchers have come to appreciate the anti-inflammatory protective benefits of polyunsaturated fats. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 18 Oct. 2023 Pistachio butter is rich in healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, as well as essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, zinc, and copper. Lauren Manaker, Verywell Health, 16 July 2023 What Is 'Healthy' Fat? Unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, are healthy fats. Dr. Roshini Raj, Health, 5 Apr. 2023 Some of the markers, like the ratio of polyunsaturated fats to total fatty acids, were tied with decreased mortality. Roni Dengler, Discover Magazine, 20 Aug. 2019 Per 100 gram, chia seeds contain, 631 mg of calcium, 7.72 g of Iron, 860 g of phosphorous and 23.665 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids [8]. Science & Food, Discover Magazine, 25 Oct. 2016 Chickpeas are an underrated source of polyunsaturated fats. The Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 29 Oct. 2022 Salmon Add salmon to your diet for lots of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Aug. 2022 However, fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the heart-healthy choices. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyunsaturated was in 1932

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“Polyunsaturated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyunsaturated. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

polyunsaturated

adjective
poly·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˈpäl-ē-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce polyunsaturated (audio)
of an oil or fatty acid
: having many double or triple bonds in a molecule

Medical Definition

polyunsaturated

adjective
poly·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˌpäl-ē-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce polyunsaturated (audio)
of an oil, fat, or fatty acid
: having in each molecule many chemical bonds in which two or three pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms compare monounsaturated

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